Media and Press
July 14, 2020
Exploring Solutions for Live Sports Without Fans
Kiswe CEO Mike Schabel looks at creative ways to reach fans outside the venue in 'Venture Beat.'
As live sports gradually makes a return, the detachment of empty stadiums without fans conjures up a new reality we must all get accustomed to. While the unforeseen response to the pandemic might feel like a bleak transition at first, the new experience actually catalyzes the opportunity for innovation around fan engagement. One that opens up accessibility for digital fans and lets them feel like they are part of the live audience. Kiswe CEO Mike Schabel takes a look at some of these solutions in an op-ed with Venture Beat--ranging from second screen mobile cheering apps, to adding video conferencing tools that let fans be seen. Not only do these tools help replicate the in-venue experience, but they also open up new realities and virtual spaces for fans to better connect with their favorite teams.
Read the full article at Venture Beat.
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